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Health and Wellness at Every Size: On Exercising and Eating Well

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We have talked about the psychology of overeating and now we’ll talk about healthy eating without the emphasis on dieting. Most women who are heavy are so due to overeating and lack of exercise.

When a women has a lot of excessive weight it can play havoc with her cardiac health, her bones and muscles and her cancer risks, as well as being detrimental to her mental health. Therefore cutting excess calories, eating healthy foods and ensuring portion control is a must for healthy weight loss.

A new mindset about food is really important when it comes to eating well. There are some obvious things like not allowing chips and soda into the home. This includes diet soda. Try club soda with fresh lime instead, it’s refreshing and delicious!

Limit sweets to a few healthy-option cookies (oatmeal raisin is a great choice). Greek yogurt with fresh fruit serves as a great dessert option. Just be sure to check the sugar levels in the yogurt.

Love french fries? Slice your own potatoes and put them in the oven. Garnish with olive oil, sea salt and some basil and you have a mouth-watering plate of fries.

Change the way you prepare your food. Trim the fat and add less sugar and salt.

Starchy foods like rice and potatoes are okay in moderation. Nobody wants to live with the pressure of perfect eating. But a diet rich in “live” healthy foods (vegetables, either raw or al dente, fresh fruit, vegetables and mixed salads for fiber), and lean proteins like chicken need to be staples in your fridge.

Stock low-sugar high-fiber cereals for breakfast. Eat fresh fish -- or lots of walnuts and almonds for vegetarians and people who don’t like fish will allow for plenty of omega-3 acids.

The point of all this is to eat for nutrition and healing. Good, healthy foods can help to heal the body and prevent certain illnesses.

Enjoying food is important too, and once we realize how delicious unprocessed food is, we’ll indulge in the processed types only occasionally. Everyone can and should splurge now and again, and a generally healthy diet allows for that without guilt or negative thoughts afterwards .

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